Manila archbishop asks the faithful to say special prayer for rain

Since the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) says we should expect thunderstorms, maybe the prayer is already working.

“On Monday, May 26, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle made a plea to the faithful to storm the heavens with a special prayer for rain to stop El Niño’s scorching heat that had dried up dams and farmlands,” reports Jocelyn R. Uy in Philippine Daily Inquirer.

In circular to the clergy, Tagle urged Catholics to pray the “Oratio Imperata ad Petendam Pluviam (Obligatory Prayer to Request for Rain).”

The rain prayer, as the report noted, “shall be prayed kneeling after communion during Masses in churches in Manila.”

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